I remember back in High School after I got my driver's license, it was important to my Mom that I "check in".
Such as, "hi Mom, I'm going to so-and-so's house for dinner" or "I'm going to go over to the mall after tennis practice, so I'll be home late."
That way she knew I wasn't dead when I wasn't home at 5 PM and also could plan out family dinners, family time, etc.
Then after high school graduation for the next seven years of my life I didn't check in with anyone (unless I made explicit plans to hang out with them). I worked late, ate when I wanted to, and ran errands whenever.
Flash forward a year later, I just called the Mr. to let him know I was grabbing dinner with a friend after work and would be home around 8:30 PM.
And then it hit me, I've started "checking in" again. This time so my husband won't think I'm dead if I'm not home by 7:00 PM and so he can plan his dinner, gym time, etc.
It's funny how life comes full circle, isn't it?
Do naturally "check in" or do your family and friends have to remind you?
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